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  1. Piping Utility - creating a cross fitting adds female couplers

    This is a bizarre one, and shouldn't even work. The following example is using generic threaded routing preference. If I run a pipe off an existing pipe, it puts in a tee. All good. If I click...

    Started by Bryan316‎, 26th Mar 2018 04:47 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  2. autocad mep conduit grips

    Hi, I am running Autocad MEP 2018...I have a conduit drawn and want to extend it. So i click on the triangle grip and do so. But if i want to extend it a second time because i didn't quite do i...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 12th Feb 2018 06:56 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Boss decided to change to autocad mep

    My main question is that we get 2d plans from the architects, can these be used as is to design building services? Ie insert as xref like in autocad? Or it needs to be changed to 3d?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 10th Feb 2018 05:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Feb 2018 07:41 am Go to last post
  4. Autocad MEP Conduit catalog Question

    Hi, I am running Autocad MEP 2018. For some reason when i bring in a 3d structural drawing that was exported from revit into autocad into my cad drawing i lose my Conduit Catalog. Any idea why...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 12th Dec 2017 01:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Feb 2018 03:19 pm Go to last post
  5. Schematic symbols and their sizing - Valves VS Reducers and Endcaps

    This is a screenshot of MEP piping, some ball valves, and some reducers and endcaps. The reducers and endcaps are gigantic, while the ball valves are miniscule. If I change the annotation scale,...

    Started by Bryan316‎, 17th Jan 2018 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Autocad MEP and Navisworks

    Hello, I am running Autocad MEP 2018. I attached a navis model to the cad file but now i cant pick any of my objects and move them because it keeps selection the model first. I tried putting the...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 11th Jan 2018 01:56 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  7. AutoCAD HVAC Ducting in Autocad MEP - scheduling , printing , tag

    Hi friends, this is my first post here . I am relatively new to Autocad MEP . I recently got a job as Mechanical Engineer in an HVAC design and installation firm in a junior level, and I need to...

    Started by Moghul-Kahn‎, 22nd Feb 2017 08:45 pm
    autocad, autocad mep, autocad mep 2014, hvac
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,013
    30th Dec 2017 01:58 pm Go to last post
  8. MEP - Pipe Routing Preferences

    I have been drawing storm pipe no problem all day then all of the sudden my AutoCAD MEP 2015 decided that it does not know what piping preferences to use so it brings up a window, "Choose a Part"...

    Started by nickbeers1‎, 11th Dec 2014 10:40 pm
    mep 2015, piping preferences, routing preferences
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,573
    6th Dec 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  9. Victaulic CAD Blocks in MEP 2012

    How do I get these into AutoCAD MEP 2012 and 2011? http://www.victaulic.com/en/downloads/cad-files-software/vic-blocks-3d/ The instructions are for 2007 and therefore I have no idea how to get...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 29th Jun 2012 09:58 pm
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    • Replies: 21
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    30th Nov 2017 12:42 am Go to last post
  10. Question Pipe and the Display Manager

    Posted this at the Swamp too, hopefully something comes up. I'm having a bit of an issue trying to dig through the Display Manager to get the proper visual outcome for my Plan View mechanical...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 7th Jan 2011 03:41 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    28th Nov 2017 10:06 pm Go to last post
  11. 1-Line Schematic settings - piping and placeholders

    Hello folks. I've been struggling with the Display Manager and Style Manager, to get my MEP piping to look 3D in all views, and single-line schematic symbols in the Plan layout view. So far,...

    Started by Bryan316‎, 28th Nov 2017 09:29 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 415
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  12. How ducts stay connected when moving

    I am practicad user and I'm having trouble in AutoCad MEP2017 keeping my duct connected when making moves. Am I missing a setting somewhere?

    Started by _Anthony‎, 4th Aug 2017 03:33 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  13. PractiCAD anyone ever use this Product?

    We are considering this product and would like to know if anyone has had any experience with it. Thx

    Started by GolfBum‎, 8th Aug 2009 06:21 am
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    4th Aug 2017 03:32 pm Go to last post
  14. Layout curve tool

    Hello everyone I need some guidance- I am trying to add nodes to an arc using the layout curve tool, however when I select the arc and then press enter to complete the command it never actually...

    Started by brite1212‎, 28th Jun 2017 02:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,302
    30th Jun 2017 04:43 pm Go to last post
  15. Some General 3D Questions

    I am still getting used to using AutoCad MEP 3D and had the following questions; 1. A lot of my projects involve 2D Architectural drawings. Is it best practice to set the floor plan at level 0 on...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 27th Jun 2017 07:55 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,235
    27th Jun 2017 02:44 pm Go to last post
  16. Edit in Section- command option missing

    Have been using Autocad MEP 2013 which when you right click the General Panel contains 'isolate objects' option with the 'edit in section' sub option Just downloaded Autocad MEP 2018 which when...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 6th Jun 2017 04:48 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 951
    6th Jun 2017 09:12 pm Go to last post
  17. Gizmo tool not working

    Hello, I'm using the student version of autocad mep 2016 and I cannot use the gizmo tool. When I click on the tool nothing happens. Can someone give me some advice on what may be the problem? Thanks

    Started by brite1212‎, 1st Apr 2017 11:55 am
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Apr 2017 02:02 am Go to last post
  18. HVAC tool palette drag and drop problem

    I've figured it out

    Started by brite1212‎, 2nd Feb 2017 12:41 am
    • Replies: 0
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  19. How to edit anonymous blocks?

    I'm trying to edit a view-block for a multi-view part. But when looking at the different views in the multi-view part style dialog the view-blocks are all named U345 or some other number. This name...

    Started by Siberian‎, 12th Jun 2014 12:57 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Dec 2016 04:12 am Go to last post
  20. Good CAD 3D

    Hello all, which would be the best 3D CAD Application for HVAC systems? I need the application just to draw pipes and ducts systems and for bill of quantities, any other calculations are not...

    Started by Joro--‎, 12th Dec 2014 05:07 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,090
    6th Dec 2016 03:06 am Go to last post
  21. creating layout views

    Hi, I am running AutoCAD MEP 2016...I am wondering if there is a way to make a viewport from model space that automatically appears in paperspace...Does that make sense?.....Basically I am working...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 19th Nov 2016 12:51 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    5th Dec 2016 01:34 pm Go to last post
  22. 3D objects hidden in model space AutoCad MEP

    Revisiting a drawing from a few months back, and I found all the piping to be stale (broken) and all 3d objects hidden from view. When selected, the 3d objects are visible but once moved they...

    Started by Jimenez‎, 1st Dec 2016 12:35 am
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Dec 2016 11:43 am Go to last post
  23. TEMP Routing Preference

    I'm using 2014 MEP AutoCAD to model storm pipe. Every time I try to add pipe there is a prompt wanting me to choose a part. I've been able to get rid of it by going into the routing preference and...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 17th Dec 2013 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,296
    1st Dec 2016 01:29 am Go to last post
  24. Need Schematic symbol electrical

    Hello, I'm starting to use Autocad Mep again, and now I've been asked to do some electrical diagrams, but by using the workspace (Schematic) Electrical, many symbols do not appear. Where I can get...

    Started by Maikel_81‎, 22nd Jul 2016 12:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,480
    30th Aug 2016 10:30 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Autocad Mep Vs Cadduct

    I have not got nearly enough hands-on experience with the two packages as you guys, but thanks to you guys info from previous thread discussions i could give my superiors the info needed. We are...

    Started by Splitpin‎, 2nd Sep 2008 08:37 am
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 47,657
    2nd Jun 2016 07:53 am Go to last post

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